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DISARMING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disarming mean? 

DISARMING (noun)
  The noun DISARMING has 1 sense:

1. act of reducing or depriving of arms

  Familiarity information: DISARMING used as a noun is very rare.


DISARMING (adjective)
  The adjective DISARMING has 2 senses:

1. capable of allaying suspicion or hostility and inspiring confidence
2. capable of allaying hostility

  Familiarity information: DISARMING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISARMING (noun)


Sense 1disarming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of reducing or depriving of arms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

disarmament; disarming

Context example:

the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete

Hypernyms ("disarming" is a kind of...):

demobilisation; demobilization (act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops)

Antonym:

arming (the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war)


DISARMING (adjective)


Sense 1disarming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of allaying suspicion or hostility and inspiring confidence

Context example:

a disarming smile

Similar:

pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)


Sense 2disarming [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of allaying hostility

Similar:

unprovocative; unprovoking (not provocative)


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